Grass Roots journey began in 2001 when we discovered the craft of wire bending to create sculptures. Kristen Appleton, Grass Roots’ designer, has worked both in Africa and China with teams of artisans to interpret her designs through this craft. A trained potter, sculptor and industrial designer, Kristen utilizes her understanding of shape and form to realize her vision and bring you Beadworx; a whimsical handcrafted line of beaded sculptures inspired by nature.
This process of wire bending is an intricate and difficult art, requiring great strength and skill. Once a frame has been made, it is woven with a rainbow of colorful beads. All our wire is galvanized and the beads are glass. Beadworx sculptures are perfect in any home as well as adding a bit of whimsy and delight to the garden and patio.